Press Release: VIZ Grants Great Eastern Entertainment, Inc License for "Bleach"

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 27, 2006 VIZ MEDIA’S LICENSING NEWS FLASH!!! THE “SCOOP”: VIZ MEDIA LICENSES RECENTLY GRANTED THE “PROPERTY”: BLEACH BLEACH, based on the best selling manga series from VIZ Media with over 1.4 million copies in print in North America, is now seen on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block. BLEACH is the […]

Saving the World (of TV Animation): The “Avatar the Last Airbender” Complete Book 1 Collection

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2006
Water, Earth, Fire and Air are the four elements that the title character of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender must master as part of his quest to save the world. Similarly, the show’s success lies in its mastery of four different elements: Setting, Story, Characterization, and Technique. The first season, recently released on DVD, proves […]

Wes Anderson to Direct and Produce Animated "Fantastic Mr. Fox"

by Ed Liuon October 27, 2006
Variety is reporting that director Wes Anderson is attached to direct and produce an animated version of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox with 20th Century Fox’s animation studios. The movie is to be done using a mixture of animation techniques, but will be “primarily stop-motion” according to the report. Fantastic Mr. Fox will follow The […]

Marvel Postage Stamp Images Revealed

by Ed Liuon October 27, 2006
The U.S. Postal Service has revealed a preliminary image of the Marvel Comics superhero stamps that are scheduled to be released in 2007. As with the DC Comics superho stamps, 10 heroes will be featured on a sheet of 20 stamps, with half being iconic action shots and the other half reproducing classic covers.

"The Space Sentinels": Filmation’s Mythological Trio Return on DVD

by on October 27, 2006
Nostalgia trips are a double-edged sword. Putting it slightly more pretentiously, one can only look to the past, with the eyes of the present. Adding even more ostentatiously to that, we can never recapture that magic of our youth — merely skim the surface of our memories. To add the icing to this rather pompous-looking […]

Batman: Teacher of Judaic Moral Values

by Ed Liuon October 26, 2006
An article in The Jewish Week spotlights Rabbi Cary Friedman, author of Wisdom from the Batcave: How to Live a Super, Heroic Life, in which he discusses how Batman “instills in his audience some of Judaism’s most important moral values.” The book arose from his experiences in Jewish studies classes at Duke University and the […]

Hellboy Interviews with Mike Mignola and Tad Stones (UPDATED Oct 26)

by Ed Liuon October 26, 2006
Several interviews with the creative forces behind the animated direct-to-video feature film Hellboy: Sword of Storms have been interviewed. Hellboy creator Mike Mignola is interviewed in the Word Balloon podcast, hosted at Comic Book Meanwhile, writer/director/producer Tad Stones gets an extended interview at Major Spoilers and a shorter feature article at Sci Fi Wire. […]

"Baki the Grappler": I’m Gonna Pound You Into The Ground!

by on October 26, 2006
The end of the first round of the Supreme Fighting Tournament is almost here and it’s time for Baki to get it together. Can he become a Champion once again and defeat his father, or will he space out and start thinking of how pigtails can make people fly like a certain high school girl? […]

Zemeckis "Beowulf" to Get 3-D Release

by Ed Liuon October 26, 2006
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Robet Zemeckis’ motion-capture animated film Beowulf will be rolling out to theatres in Real D and large-format 3-D versions in addition to the regular film version. The film will be the third of Zemeckis’ animated projects to be released in 3-D, following The Polar Express and Monster House. (via […]

"Foster’s Home" Movie Coming for Thanksgiving

by Ed Liuon October 26, 2006
Cartoon Network has announced a feature-length Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends movie, airing on the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 23. The movie, titled “Good Wilt Hunting,” centers on imaginary friend Wilt’s cross-country trek to seek out his long lost creator. The movie and all-new episodes of Foster’s Home on Fridays in November will […]